Launched by Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation, the first annual Good Food Org Guide identifies and celebrates more than five hundred United States-based groups who are cultivating a better food system, including these seven from Pennsylvania:
The Food Trust works with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers, and policymakers to improve food access in Philadelphia, PA. The Trust’s mission is to ensure that all community members have access to affordable and nutritious food.
Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger uses education, policy, and outreach to combat hunger in Philadelphia, PA. The Coalition runs programs that assist those in need, supports 150 local food banks, and advocates for city policies that address hunger-related issues.
Greensgrow Farms is a nationally-recognized urban farming project in Philadelphia, PA. Greensgrow Farms boasts a farm stand, community kitchen, community-supported agriculture (CSA), and its Mobile Markets program, which brings fresh local produce into lower-income regions of the city.
Grow Pittsburgh was formed in 2005 by three urban farmers in Pittsburgh, PA. A small nonprofit, Grow Pittsburgh teaches communities about farming, manages urban farms, and supports community gardens.
Hunger-Free Pennsylvania (HFPA) has spent the past 25 years connecting food banks across Pennsylvania and finding excess food. HFPA now also advocates for policies that prevent hunger in the Commonwealth, and represents 21 member food banks in all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is America’s largest statewide member-based sustainable farming organization. PASA provides a platform for farmers to learn from one another, and build relationships with consumers that are hoping to find local and sustainable agriculture in Pennsylvania.
Springboard Kitchens is an organization in Pittsburgh, PA that solves two common food problems in one. The organization rescues up to 10,000 pounds of perishable food that food banks cannot use, and uses the food to train others how to make a meal.